Black Laden Crown

Danzig - Black Laden Crown
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2017 Ratings: #706 / 722
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Based on 13 ratings
May 26, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Nuclear Blast / Label
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It’s not just that his powerful basso profundo voice has lost some of its profundo from decades of use, it’s that the music and vocals can’t gel like they could when the mix is so imbalanced like this. They sound like two separate entities roughly slapped together.


Black Laden Crown is Danzig’s strongest album in some time, because he’s mostly built it around his own limitations.


It marks a return to the brooding, largely midtempo, blues-based biker horror jams of yore, with a smattering of doomy, Samhain-era malevolence tossed in for good measure

Consequence of Sound

Danzig’s new selection of songs may work for gloomy gatherings, but it falls short when it comes to building on the group’s previous legacy.

The songwriting is certainly not poor and Glenn’s voice is far from shot, but what makes this album so average is the combination of the lazy arrangements and the poor production which makes the album sound as if the veteran vocalist is singing over a backing CD.
Almost like mustard and yogurt. The vocals and the instruments don't match.
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Track List

  1. Black Laden Crown
  2. Eyes Ripping Fire
  3. Devil on Hwy 9
  4. Last Ride
  5. The Witching Hour
  6. But a Nightmare
  7. Skulls & Daisies
  8. Blackness Falls
  9. Pull the Sun
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Added on: March 24, 2017